LA VERGNE, TN (WSMV) - Police said the person accused of shooting a man outside a pizza restaurant on Wednesday night has been arrested.

Police said the suspect and four others who were sought for information about the shooting have been identified. Police are not releasing the names of any of those people because they are juveniles.

La Vergne Homicide Suspects - 7-18-19

According to the La Vergne Police Department, the shooting happened Wednesday night in front of Roma Pizza and Pasta on Murfreesboro Road just before 10 p.m.

The victim was 41-year-old Jose Vargas of La Vergne.

The suspects reportedly got away in a white four-door sedan, possibly a Ford. 

Police said they're still investigating if Vargas knew any of the juveniles.

Vargas' family told News4 they just want space and time to heal. They said they are not connected to any GoFundMe pages and are not seeking any help.

If you have any information that may aid investigators, you're asked to call the La Vergne Police Department at 615-793-7744 or Rutherford County CrimeStoppers at 615-893-7867 (STOP). is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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